Another holiday cookie recipe idea. I took the green tea sugar cookies I’ve made before, and decided to add some dried cranberries to make them more festive. I debated between adding cranberries or pomegranates, but I figured the cookies would last longer with cranberries.

I love sugar cookies, and adding a bit of matcha powder makes these taste even better.  The cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. The cranberries add an extra chew.

Matcha green tea sugar cookies with cranberries

Ingredients
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
1 cup dried cranberries

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, matcha green tea powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in the flour until combined. Mix in half the dried cranberries.  Roll dough into balls about one inch in diameter and flatten slightly to create round discs, and place onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
3. Place remaining cranberries on top of the surface of the cookies. I put about four on each one. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

   

One Response to “Green Tea Sugar Cookies”

  1. Mark — December 21, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Green tea can be used in cookies? You really blew my mind. I love the flavors and colors. Thanks!

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